Fishing on South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast: Lake Russell

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Looking for a new fishing adventure? On South Carolina’s Freshwater Coast, we’ve got three lakes that combine for a whopping 100+ acres of water just waiting for you to explore. Fishing in our area of the upstate is at its best in early to middle fall, so now’s the time to visit. Crappie and striped bass are biting as we speak!

Lake Russell in Abbeville has 26,650 acres of water and 540 acres of shoreline. It’s a perfect launching point for your fall fishing excursion.

Lake Russell has 23 recreational access sites. You’ll appreciate Lake Russell’s management as a “conservation lake,” because the lake’s undeveloped shoreline provides a unique fishing experience in an unspoiled setting. Warm-, cool-, and even cold-water sport fish all populate the lake. Due to its conservation status, Lake Russell has an extraordinary habitat of standing/downed timber and other woody debris. Expect to find black bass (spotted and largemouth), crappie, catfish, and even trout. Both South Carolina and Georgia stock this area with more than 30,000 trout annually. As well as the abundant wildlife, visitors enjoy the beautiful piedmont scenery.

Plan your relaxing getaway to the Old 96 District of South Carolina. We’ll be expecting you!

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Old 96 District
November 24, 2018
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